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Results & Commentary: 1993 Results

Mayor’s Cup Results and Summary 1993

October 24, 1993 - This year’s race received its first major boost when it was selected by Reebok to serve as a stop on the inaugural Reebok USA Cross Country Grand Prix.

Brad Schlapak, representing the New York Athletic Club, successfully defended his title in 23:39 and in the process established a new meet record for the 8K course. Second-place-finisher Abidi Bouazza (23:47), of Westchester Track Club, finished eight seconds behind Schlapak.

In the women’s 5K, Carmen Troncoso, of Nike Texas, dashed Kathy Franey’s hopes of defending her title. With a time of 16:10, Troncoso finished twelve seconds ahead of the 1992 Mayor’s Cup champion, Kathy Franey, who took second place in 16:22. Melody O’Reilly (16:24) followed two seconds later in third.

In the men’s team competition, B.A.A. beat runner-up Central Mass Striders while the Boston Running Club’s women’s team took the top honor ahead of B.A.A.  Overall, there were 171 male and 65 female finishers.

B.A.A. Moment 2

1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.